Researchers at the Combustion and Design Lab at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan have developed a hew human powered bipedal walking robot that is designed to be extremely stable.
The robot is capable of walking continuously using the center of gravity of the person using the robot, and it is made from a simple structure and has no other power source than the person using it to walk.
“Controlling a robot that walks on two legs is very complicated, you can see that by looking at robots such as ASIMO. So we wondered if there was a very simple way for a robot to walk reliably. We came up with the idea of zig-zag flat rollers, enabling a robot to walk just by turning them.”
You can find out more information about the human powered bipedal robot over at Diginfo TV.